Open houses in Newport

November 25, 1990|By Boston Globe

For the first time, the Newport, R.I., mansion the Breakers will be open to the public in December. The Marble House also will continue its tradition of having a poinsettia "tree" in its Gold Ballroom.

The houses will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 26-30. All the houses of the Preservation Society of Newport County will be lit from dusk to 11 p.m. throughout December.

Among events planned by the society are "A Vanderbilt Christmas" at the Breakers, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with the home decorated in a manner reminiscent of the Gilded Age. There will be music and drink. Admission for non-members is $15.

On Sundays in December, different houses will be featured. On Dec. 9, Green Animals will be open for the first time, and the Brayton House will be decorated in a festive 19th century manner. Santa will be on hand weekends through Dec. 23. For more information, call the Preservation Society at (401) 847-1000.

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